Articles

MILITARY CONTRACTING: HOW OTHER NATIONS DO IT

We may prefer not to rely on commercial services to support military operations, but ...

THE ARMY’S MOBILIZATION PROBLEM

Mobilization – the process by which selected portions of the U.S. Armed Forces are ...

FRANKEN-NATO: GIVING NEW LIFE TO AN OLD EUROPEAN DEFENSE AMBITION?

If European Union powers ditch the alliance in favor of mounting an EU defense ...

AT THE NEXUS OF DIPLOMACY, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEFENSE — AFRICOM AT 10 YEARS (PART 3)

To its critics, the 3Ds [of diplomacy, development, and defense] provide an illusion of ...

FORMING U.S. AFRICA COMMAND: A STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION SUCCESS — AFRICOM AT 10 YEARS (PART 1)

Success stories [IN STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION] do exist. The formation of the U.S. Army’s African ...

HOW IGNORING SOCIAL COHESION WEAKENS THE FIGHT AGAINST EXTREMISTS

Combating communism required that the United States apply a comprehensive and sustainable approach . ...

THE BEST BAD OPTION: NUCLEAR DETERRENCE & NORTH KOREA

While there are no easy choices for what to do about North Korea, a ...

MILITARY OPTIONS FOR NORTH KOREA: A CASE FOR PREVENTATIVE WAR

The U.S. now finds itself in a position of accepting the North Korean nuclear ...

THE MANY TRAPS OF THUCYDIDES & THE VIRTUE OF COMPLEXITY

Imposing an artificial simplicity on Thucydides’s work makes it harder to understand the full ...

TOXIC LEADERSHIP OR TOUGH LOVE: DOES THE U.S. MILITARY KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?

The military censures toxic leadership where it is found, but it can be difficult ...

WRONG AND USEFUL: MODELS AND METAPHORS FOR STRATEGY

No strategic model is a perfect representation of war, but some … offer valuable ...

WHAT TO DO ABOUT RECURRING SENIOR LEADER BEHAVIOR ISSUES?

any instance of senior officer misconduct is unacceptable. We should therefore err on the ...

CHINA’S CARRIER FLEET SAILS INTO ITS OWN

Chinese development of a homegrown aircraft carrier fleet points to the country’s organic ability ...

COMFORTABLY CONVERSATIONAL: PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR PROS

If you doubt your command of the information that you are presenting, you are ...

THE MERITOCRACY MYTH: CHALLENGES TO ARMY OFFICER CORPS DIVERSITY

Increasing minority and female representation in combat arms branches is necessary—but it is not ...

STRATEGIC ENDS, NOT TACTICAL MEANS: BETTER WAYS TO BUILD PARTNER CAPACITY

The U.S. lacks both the physical and intellectual means to build institutional capacity. Such ...

SEA LEVEL RISE: SINK OR SWIM

The question is no longer whether [the effects of sea level rise] will manifest, ...

THE PROBLEM WITH RULES FOR U.S. MILITARY INTERVENTION

Rules are wonderful. … Yet rules have limitations, too, and we should be careful ...

LEADER OF THE FAR NORTH: PUTIN FORGING A NEW RUSSIAN COALITION IN EURASIA

Vladimir Putin is seizing the initiative to reassert Moscow’s influence in Europe and Asia ...

PROMISE AND PERIL: THE BIOTECH SECURITY DILEMMA

In managing biotechnology, it is tempting to respond to its dangers by simply banning ...